Overcoming Barriers to Study Abroad for Better Engagement of Indigenous Students: An Indigenous Based Approach to Data Collection and Design

Laurier’s Indigenous Initiatives office with support from Laurier International, set out to better understand Indigenous students’ learning needs and obstacles related to international education. By gathering knowledge about the student experience and needs and wants in a culturally appropriate way, the project generated evidence-based insights that will inform the design of learning abroad programs so […]

Outbound Mobility at UPEI: A Stronger, More Unified, and Reflective Approach

This project propose to investigate, create, and implement new approaches to guide students through an international mobility experience. Through surveys and focus groups University of Prince Edward Island was able to survey students and interview faculty/staff to better understand student needs and understand the consensus on campus for Study Abroad visibility, support etc. From the […]

uOCoach: The World starts here!

The University has developed uOCoach, a twinning program that enables students to prepare for their mobility activities abroad with support from foreign students or students who have already done mobility activities abroad. The University will therefore be able to develop a corpus of non-traditional destinations for outbound mobility. In order to increase interest in outbound […]

Expanding access to global learning opportunities – an equity-based, student-centred re-design

This project was focused on expanding access to global learning opportunities, particularly for equity-deserving groups. It involved a review of existing communications and provided recommended marketing principles to adopt based on best practices in inclusive study abroad marketing. It also involved the development of both passive advising content and resources surrounding preparing to go abroad […]

Understanding and Addressing Barriers to Participation in International Mobility at the University of Manitoba

Aims to create a baseline understanding of the systemic barriers that prevent underrepresented students from participating in outbound student mobility. This funding provided the University of Manitoba with an opportunity to hire a graduate student researcher for three months to start the process of conducting focus groups, community outreach/consultation and compile reports with initial recommendations […]

A NU Take on Outbound Mobility: Re-branding Nipissing University’s Exchange Program

The project was driven by the objectives to increase student mobility, particularly with students with disabilities, indigenous students and low-income student and to promote mobility to non-traditional countries. We collected feedback from these demographics of students through a series of surveys. We used their feedback to tailor marketing material and plan recruitment events that addresses […]

Breaking out of the box: A non traditional decolonized toolkit for international study abroad and intercultural exchange.

This project tests a brand-new, decolonized approach to recruiting and preparing Indigenous and under-represented low-income visible minority students for a culturally relevant, industry focused, study abroad experience in Japan. It takes an integrative, thematic approach to increase the participation of targeted students through the cultural relevancy of the topic, a decolonized, asynchronous pedagogy and a […]

Preparing a Go Global Culture at Northern Lights College

The project set a foundation for the creation of an inclusive study abroad program at NLC. As a rural college, with high levels of first generation, low-income, and indigenous students, NLC does not have a track record of study abroad. NLC has identified the development of study abroad as a top priority, and NLC needs […]